Tagged: Bristol

Former Woolworths, Morden, London (1 March 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Opened on 8 July 1933, what’s become of the ex-Woolworths in Morden?


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Regular readers will know that I always enjoy an obscure Woolworths anniversary, and today represents the 80th anniversary of the now-defunct chain opening its 498th store,...

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L'Occitane shop in Mestni trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia (26 Jul 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

L’Occitane en Provence heads to Newcastle’s Eldon Square


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L’Occitane en Provence, the upmarket beauty products retailer, is to open a standalone shop in Newcastle’s Eldon Square next month. Details of the September store...

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Development work at Monument Mall (27 Jul 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Hammerson reveals Armani and Jamie’s Italian for Newcastle’s Monument Mall – then deletes it


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It seems that Hammerson, the owner of Newcastle’s Monument Mall, may have inadvertently revealed two of the tenants that it’s signed up for the redeveloped...

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Monument Mall, Newcastle (16 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Redevelopment of Newcastle’s Monument Mall is now underway


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Work started yesterday (16 April) on Hammerson’s much-anticipated redevelopment of the Monument Mall shopping centre in Newcastle, which will see the mall’s circulation spaces infilled and...

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Peacocks in Newcastle, which has now closed (22 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Edinburgh Woollen Mill saves Peacocks, but ten North East stores close


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Today’s announcement that Edinburgh Woollen Mill has bought fashion retailer Peacocks out of administration is very good news as far as the 6,000 saved jobs and 395 retained...

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Best Buy, Rotherham (3 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Carphone confirms closure of its 11 UK Best Buy stores – so what went wrong?


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Carphone Warehouse has this morning confirmed that it will close its 11 big-box Best Buy stores across the UK, subject to employee representative consultation, putting 1,100...

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New Next, Newcastle (23 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Newcastle’s new Next readies for April opening


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Work has been underway on Newcastle’s former Arcadia site for the best part of a year, as the space is transformed into a 55,000 sq...

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John Lewis Oxford Street, London. Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Putting today’s John Lewis sales drop in perspective


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Given how long it’s been since the weekly trading figures for John Lewis department stores last recorded a year-on-year fall in sales, it’s little wonder that...

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From charity shops to factory shops – the latest announcements on old Woolies sites


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It looks like the pace of Woolworths stores finding new occupants may be picking up, with more than twenty new announcements since I last blogged...

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John Lewis Bristol and the city’s changing retail landscape


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Perhaps it’s a reflection of my status as a retail nerd that one of the first things I usually do on Friday mornings is check...

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